2018 Bordeaux: the top drawer

14 Jun 2019

Figeac, Conseillante, Evangile, Pavie, Haut-Brion, Lafite, Cheval Blanc

This week has seen some of the greatest wines of the vintage. Margaux kicked things off on Tuesday, followed by Mouton-Rothschild and Haut-Brion on Wednesday, plus St-Emilion's Pavie. Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild sold out immediately, but there may still be the odd case of Haut-Brion available.

Yesterday started in St-Emilion at one of Bordeaux's greatest terroirs, Ausone, before skipping next door to Pomerol for L'Evangile. The chateau considers their 2018 the best wine they have ever made. L'Evangile is under the same ownership as Lafite, which also released yesterday, capping off the left-bank first growths for this year. And also yesterday, back in Pomerol, Denis Durantou's L'Eglise-Clinet.

This morning has seen one of the last Pomerols, Conseillante, and two of the final, finest St-Emilions: Figeac and Cheval Blanc. Lisa Perrotti-Brown calls it the "finest Figeac ever produced", from a chateau hoping for promotion to Grand Cru Classé 'A' status at the next St-Emilion reclassification.

We're near the end now, with just perennial Uncorked favourites Vieux Chateau Certan, L'If and Le Pin to go. /NT

View all wines released so far

Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2018 young La Conseillante (Pomerol)
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6x 75cl ep ep £1,008.00 - - Buy
2018 young Figeac (St-Emilion)
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6x 75cl ep ep £1,086.00 - - Buy
2018 young L`Evangile (Pomerol)
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6x 75cl ep ep £1,100.00 - - Buy
2018 young Carruades de Lafite (Pauillac)
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £1,140.00 - - Buy
2018 young Pavie (St-Emilion)
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6x 75cl ep ep £1,752.00 - - Buy
2018 young Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan)
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6x 75cl ep ep £2,450.00 - - Buy
2018 young Lafite (Pauillac)
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £3,000.00 - - Buy
2018 young Cheval Blanc (St-Emilion)
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6x 75cl ep ep £3,294.00 - - Buy
2018 young Aile d`Argent (Bordeaux Blanc)
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6x 75cl ep ep £360.00 - - Buy
2018 young Haut-Brion Blanc (Pessac-Leognan)
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6x 75cl ep ep £3,650.00 - - Buy